123 | To John Pownall

    Boston June 7. 1762

    Dr. Sr.

    The Acts of the General Assembly for the two last Sessions now lie before me & shall be transmitted by the first Vessell that Goes from hence to London: there has been no oppertunity hitherto

    In the mean time I transmit to you my speech at the opening the New Assembly & the Adress of the Representatives; and that the same time Assure that the professions in it do not at all exceed the real disposition of the House as there is now a perfect Harmony in the Government.

    The men required this year were granted in the fullest manner; they were raised with an Expedition unknown before, the Regiments being all complete before the end of April: & they have been sent to the places of their destination without any loss by sickness or desertion which has been considerable in other Years.503 If you should think proper to lay the subject of this before their Lordships you will present my Compliments.

    I am with great regard Sr. &c & & &

    John Pownall Esqr.

    PS let my predecessor know that I consider the election of his friend Brigr. Ruggles to be speaker as a great point in favor of Government.

    L, LbC BP, 2: 193.